Telephone conversation between Roosevelt and his Secretary of State, Cordell Hull. Only Roosevelt's side of the conversation is recorded. The men discuss the growing foreign policy conflict with Japan.
A digital copy of this White House recording has been provided by the Miller Center of Public Affairs. For more information on this and other recordings, visit the Miller Center's Scripps Library.
July 7, 2010 Subject:
Uh-huh, it is boring but...
It is rather boring hearing only one side of the conversation and all the uh-huhs, but hearing Roosevelt tell about Japan's conditions for peace (US leaving Guam, Midway, Pearl Harbor...) makes this an important historical "document."
April 13, 2005 Subject:
Wanna tell ya I'm sorry.. Wanna tell ya don't worry..
Very brief and useless conversation between FDR and Cordell Hull. Roosevelt gets some comments in, but it's mostly yup, uh-huh, right... Boh-ring!